"How about we just change the whole thing?"


“How about we just change the whole thing?”: Surviving Creative Development

Sun 03 Oct , 3.00pm – 4.00pm AEST

To have a large scale work green lit for publication or presentation is a huge achievement in any writers career, but the process of workshopping, editing and creatively developing such a project with publishers and presenters can be a gruelling task. There can be a glut of opinions, a festival of deadlines, questionable advice, excellent but difficult to implement advice, terrifying advice, bruising advice, and crippling doubt. Four writers currently navigating the development process discuss strategies for surviving the process of bringing a major work into the world.

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